17 July 2012

mmm... Pinterest...

So. There is this new phenomenon called Pinterest where, if I have this right, you 'pin' pictures of things you like to a virtual noticeboard. It is a huge craze and one I am trying to get my head round. I know that those who are converts think its amazing, and to be honest some of the things I have seen have been truly inspirational, but I am not sure that I have yet to see how it fits into my life. 


So I am asking for your help. Please let me know what I'm supposed to do with it. Where's good to find interesting things to pin? What do I do with the things that I have pinned? Is there an etiquette I'm supposed to follow? If you want to see what I have pinned so far you can find my boards here. Am I doing the pinning right?!!!!!!!


As an aside, I received a really unexpected and really rather incredible email from Wendy Vecchi about a month ago saying that she's pinned lots of my projects to one of her boards. To say I was blown away was probably an understatement! So if you want to see my stuff alongside some really, truly awesome art by people I really respect, pop along here to Wendy's place! Don't forget to leave me some advice. It's all very gratefully received!!!
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12 comments:

Bella said...

You are doing it perfectly and to have so many of your projects pinned on THE Wendy Vecchi page is fabulous! I do like your rusted looking buttons for FB T and P

Stephanie-Emma said...

Pintrest is amazing and addictive if you get the iPhone app!!

I tend to search for a "thing" like craft storage, wedding invitations etc and then I pin things so I can find the ideas later (like when it ones to wedding planning time! xxx

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Pinterest is addictive, so never stay long, but pin as much as I can in as little time as I can!lol Congrats on having your pieces repinned by WEndy!
off to check out your boards
x

Helen said...

I know nothing about how it works but wow how much of your work as Wendy pinned!!!!

Sally said...

I will be following these comments with interest as I am pretty new to it too

isisimaginings.com said...

I don't get it & won't be joining - I spend way too much time on my computer already - so can't advise. But nice that Wendy V has pinned you, whatever that means. :)

Yours Artfully said...

I have all the same questions, I'll need to pick your brains me thinks!!

Lin

CraftygasheadZo said...

Looks ok to me, am now following you too! I just pin what jumps out at me, from colours to food, and craft and stuff whatever shouts at me. Think it's a bit like a grown up version of the scrapbook were used to tear out pics from magazines to keep. That's how I see it! Zo xx

Redanne said...

Hi Gabrielle, I have a blog friend called Sandee, her blog is
http://inthehillsofnorthcarolina.blogspot.co.uk and she is an avid user of Pinterest so you could try her for information. A x

pooky said...

Big congrats on getting your projects re-pinned by Wendy!!! I just popped over to your boards and you are doing great!!! Just think of it as LOTS of different cork boards all around your house and all the images you love and just take those images and pin them to your boards! Oh, and give each board a special name:) Check out my boards if you like! Caution: VERY addicting...lol!
Have fun Gabrielle!
♥hugs♥
Bev

Kim Dellow said...

YAY! Welcome to Pinterest! I love it! I pin were ever I go, so blogs, flickr etc all great fun! Hope you enjoy and well done on the Wendy pins that is SO exciting :) Kimx

monique said...

Pinterest is so cool. Love it. Have fun pinning